THE VIRTUAL MUSEUM OF KHMER ART
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  Karma (Sanskrit, कर्म) [act, action, performance]: In Brahmaism and Hinduism through the law of karma, the effects of all deeds actively create past, present, and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one's own life.  
  Kiritamukata: Crown or mitre.  
  Krishna (Sanskrit, कृष्ण)[the black one]: The worship of Krishna in Hinduism is part of Vaishnavism, which regards Vishnu as the Supreme God. All Vaisnava traditions recognize Krishna as an avatar of Vishnu; others identify Krishna with Vishnu.  
  Koh Ker: An Angkorian site in northern Cambodia. 70 miles northeast of Angkor itself, it was briefly the capital of the Khmer empire between 928 and 944 under King Jayavarman IV and his son Hasavarman II. In 928 A.D.  
  Koh Ker style (928-944): Named after the site of Koh Ker. The statues show dynamic force and movement which is unexpected in Khmer art. Many of the large statues at the National Museum in Phnom Penh came from Koh Ker.

 

 
     
     

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